Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2-20-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Jeff Ferry: Solar Industry Gears up for More U.S. Production as Tariffs Take Effect
2. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Russian Indictments are Good News for Trump
3. Lowell Ponte: It’s Time to Disarm Certain Mentally Ill People
4. Tudor Dixon: What America’s Children are Being Taught
5. James Hirsen: Russian Indictments Could Be a Decoy
6. John LeBoutillier: For Democrats, the GOP's State of Turmoil Should Look Familiar
 
 
Solar Industry Gears up for More U.S. Production as Tariffs Take Effect
 
Safeguard tariffs imposed by President Trump on imported solar cells and panels have been in effect for just over a week, but already we’re seeing moves to boost U.S. solar production in response. No fewer than nine solar manufacturing companies are planning to launch or expand solar manufacturing in the U.S., according to our latest information. This is great news for the U.S. solar industry, because it shows that tariffs can produce the intended effect of boosting a U.S. industry, and, with it, jobs, research and development. It further suggests the U.S. has the opportunity to regain its leadership position in this critical industry. [more...]
 
 
Russian Indictments are Good News for Trump
 
Last Friday, the Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued Russian indictments.  Specifically, he indicted 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies for their alleged interference before and after the 2016 presidential election. Allegedly, the purpose was to sow discord into the U.S. political system and into the 2016 presidential election. Their efforts began in or around 2014 before Trump was even a declared presidential candidate. Since the indictments show the Russians allegedly communicated with “unwitting individuals” in the Trump campaign, there is no indication of a Trump campaign – Russian collusion that many on the Left have been claiming for about 16 months. [more...]
 
 
It’s Time to Disarm Certain Mentally Ill People
 
In the wake of the Florida school gunman’s killing of 17 victims, it’s time we took violent mental illness seriously. Before we talk of further limits on Second Amendment constitutional citizen rights to keep and bear arms, we ought to be willing to disarm those who have openly exceeded the First Amendment by expressing their wish to shoot or otherwise violently attack those who hold different political views. They are shouting “Fire!” and sparking fires in a crowded theater. And, it’s time to crack down on those sick people who have threatened to attack or kill conservative office holders and President Trump. [more...]
 
 
What America’s Children are Being Taught
By Tudor Dixon, CEO of Lumen Student News providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students
 
A recent poll by YouGov finds 58 percent of millennials would prefer to live in “a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one,” the Washington Times reports, with a staggering 44 percent preferring socialism. “This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago,” Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said in a statement. Only two years ago, the same group found 36 percent of millennials have a positive opinion of socialism; so, the trend is troubling, to say the least. [more...]
 
 
Russian Indictments Could Be a Decoy
 
The timing of the recent announcement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding the indictments of thirteen Russians appears to be part of an effort to provide possible cover for the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and the Democratic Party-aligned mainstream media. The hasty public release occurred via a press statement by Rosenstein on an unusual choice of days, a Friday afternoon that was a lead-in to a three-day holiday weekend. It is highly possible that the intention was to have the public focus on the headlines coming out of the press conference rather than zeroing in on the underlying facts of the matters at hand. [more...]
 
 
For Democrats, the GOP's State of Turmoil Should Look Familiar
 
By 1965 there was a small but growing part of the Democratic Party that would soon blossom into the New Left: an anti-military, anti-authority movement that idolized foreign revolutions in Russia (Lenin), Cuba (Castro) and Red China (Mao). That left wing of the Democratic Party trusted those anti-American dictators more than they trusted J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, or Gen. William Westmoreland and the U.S. Army. Today, amazingly, more Republicans trust Vladimir Putin, a career KGB agent who hates America, than the FBI, when comparing various polls. The once-Grand Old Party has morphed into the 1960s Democratic Party. [more...]

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2-15-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Stephen Thayer: Getting Criminal Illegal Immigrants out of America
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Is the Market Correction Over?
3. Daniel Greenfield: The Price of Elizabeth Warren’s “Cherokee” Identity Politics
4. John LeBoutillier: Everybody Loves a Parade
5. Michael Stumo: Another Way NAFTA Encourages U.S. Firms to Ship Jobs Overseas


Getting Criminal Illegal Immigrants out of America
By Stephen Thayer - LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION NETWORK

It’s happened again. An illegal alien deported from this country multiple times returns and kills an American citizen. This time, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver were killed by suspected drunk driver Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan deported from this country in 2007 and again in 2009. When will we learn that not preventing illegals from entering and roaming free in our country has consequences - in this case, deadly consequences. This senseless killing was noted by President Trump when he tweeted that it was disgraceful that a person illegally in the country killed Jackson. He also tweeted, that “this is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the border, and with illegal immigration, FAST.” [more...]
 

Is the Market Correction Over?
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Whether the sell-off in stocks is over is still a question, but there is an increased attention to inflation and rising rates due to bullish trends in the stock market and the U.S. economy. Investing in stocks and businesses can be a difficult, emotional transaction. It is imperative to review each investment opportunity with scrutiny regardless of consumer confidence and optimism. When evaluating the attractiveness of an investment, it is important to analyze the underlying fundamentals of the business such as its financials, employees, and management. Moreover, it is important to be aware of exogenous factors - competition within the industry, geopolitical influences, and the general state of the economy. [more...]
 

The Price of Elizabeth Warren’s “Cherokee” Identity Politics
By Daniel Greenfield

I name Elizabeth Warren in the headline, but it's really the left. Elizabeth Warren, who clearly wants to run for president, delivered a professionally written speech at the National Congress of American Indians. The speech ties together two cynical legs that drive the left: 1) Anti-Trumpism - Warren has figured out that her bizarre claim to be Cherokee becomes more politically acceptable if she wraps it in attacks on President Trump's use of the name Pocahontas; 2) The political blackmail of identity politics - Conservatives missed a crucial element in some of the criticism from American Indian activists of Warren. Their criticism had less to do with Warren adopting a fake identity she had no right to than failing to care about Indian issues.  [more...]
 

Everybody Loves a Parade
By John LeBoutillier

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we examine the accelerating
Trump-Russia narrative, the plunging Dow Jones Index, the outlook for the November mid-terms, another possible White House staff shake-up and - yes - a national military parade. [more...]


Another Way NAFTA Encourages U.S. Firms to Ship Jobs Overseas
It's called 'mandatory arbitration' and is a huge incentive for big corporations to take paychecks to foreign countries
By Michael Stumo

An ironic aspect of the #MeToo movement is the revelation that mandatory arbitration clauses in women’s employment contracts have sometimes helped to keep sexual harassment claims secret. But in our daily lives, we all “agree” to similar mandatory arbitration clauses when downloading software, for example, or accepting a new credit card. Big business forces us to “choose” arbitration rather than public courts to resolve disputes because they say arbitration is less expensive and more efficient. On a larger scale, international trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) contain similar “mandatory arbitration clauses” that allow companies to sue foreign governments for changing rules that interfere with their future profit expectations. [more...]

Monday, February 12, 2018

2-13-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Lowell Ponte: Courting Female Votes
2. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Trump Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
3. Michael Stumo: Another Way NAFTA Encourages U.S. Firms to Ship Jobs Overseas
4. Tudor Dixon: NOW Feminist Defends Macy’s “Empowering” Hijab
5. James Hirsen: Uma’s Quentin Tarantino Story
6. Jeff Ferry: 2017 Trade Deficit Holds Back GDP Growth


Courting Female Votes

With President Donald Trump’s approval rising in recent polls, and with Democrat prospects for the November elections sinking, it is obvious why the Leftist media is suddenly trying to polarize America’s largest bloc of voters – women. Last Sunday, ABC’s “This Week” mobilized a hate fest condemning the President and Chief of Staff General John Kelly for not acting instantly to fire White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, accused of domestic violence by two former wives. Despite the current scandal, one of Porter’s ex-wives days ago told the U.K. Daily Mail: “I don’t want to be married to him, but I definitely want him in the White House and the position he is in. I think his integrity and ability to do his job is impeccable.” [more...]


Trump Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

At $1.5 trillion, President Trump’s infrastructure plan is HUGE. It’s a 10-year investment program that is a federal, state, local, and private partnership that will likely change America for the better over the next decade. Trump wants to boost investment in American infrastructure. He also wants to streamline the process of getting permits for new projects and strengthen rural America. Plus, he wants to modernize our workforce. Without a doubt, President Trump’s plan will change the look and feel of America’s infrastructure: Airports, roads, bridges and power lines will all see profound change and improvements. In some cases, President Trump’s plan will even impact its ownership. [more...]


Another Way NAFTA Encourages U.S. Firms to Ship Jobs Overseas
It's called 'mandatory arbitration' and is a huge incentive for big corporations to take paychecks to foreign countries

An ironic aspect of the #MeToo movement is the revelation that mandatory arbitration clauses in women’s employment contracts have sometimes helped to keep sexual harassment claims secret. But in our daily lives, we all “agree” to similar mandatory arbitration clauses when downloading software, for example, or accepting a new credit card. Big business forces us to “choose” arbitration rather than public courts to resolve disputes because they say arbitration is less expensive and more efficient. On a larger scale, international trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) contain similar “mandatory arbitration clauses” that allow companies to sue foreign governments for changing rules that interfere with their future profit expectations. [more...]


NOW Feminist Defends Macy’s “Empowering” Hijab
By Tudor Dixon, CEO of Lumen Student News providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students

Our young people are being bombarded with images of the American flag-style hijab worn by many during the recent women’s march and feminists are screaming “empowerment” at the top of their lungs. Sonia Ossorio, the president of The National Organization of Women of New York, touted a new line of oppressive garments Macy’s will be rolling out soon during an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. Watch the mind-bending interview. [more...]


Uma’s Quentin Tarantino Story

Film director Quentin Tarantino has come under fire in the wake of Uma Thurman’s recent revelations to the New York Times that she was treated abysmally on the set of her star vehicle, “Kill Bill.” Ever since the predatory behavior of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein went public, Thurman has been haunted by her own arduous encounters with Weinstein. In the Times article, though, Thurman emotionally recounts the painful injuries she suffered due to an on-set accident that she claims was covered up by Weinstein and others associated with the movie. The actress also reveals that she was spit on and choked by Tarantino during the filming. [more...]


2017 Trade Deficit Holds Back GDP Growth

The U.S. trade deficit last year surged 12.1%, rising at three times the rate of nominal GDP growth, hampering U.S. economic performance, employment levels, and incomes. The Department of Commerce reported last week that the U.S. trade deficit in goods and services came in at $566.0 billion, an increase of $61.2 billion over 2016. The trade deficit lowered U.S. GDP by 2.9% in 2017, as compared to 2.7% in 2016. All the other major components of GDP -consumption, investment, and government spending - rose, leaving the trade deficit as the only negative force. [more...]

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2-7-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Jeff Ferry: The Beltway Squabbles Over America’s Overvalued Dollar
2. Michael Stumo: Five Reasons Why the Big 2017 Trade Deficit Affects You
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: A Quick Guide to the D.C. Swamp
4. Daniel Greenfield: The Clinton Dossier - Exposing the Collusion Between the DOJ and the Clintons
5. Bruce Thornton: The Dems’ 19th Nervous Breakdown
6. John LeBoutillier: The Memo - Scud or Dud?


The Beltway Squabbles Over America’s Overvalued Dollar

It may have been obscured by the State of the Union address, but there was quite a kerfuffle in Washington recently. Clinton-era Treasury Secretary Larry Summers went semi-ballistic over comments made by his successor, Steven Mnuchin. During the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin made a passing remark that “obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities.” Summers quickly took to the pundit-sphere to criticize Mnuchin for perceived failures in “style and substance.” Specifically, Summers lectured Mnuchin that there are “good economic reasons the last seven Treasury secretaries stayed with the strong dollar mantra.” [more...]


Five Reasons Why the Big 2017 Trade Deficit Affects You

The big news this week is that the annual U.S. trade deficit increased in 2017 by 12% over 2016. Here are five reasons you should care: 1) Your stock market gains could be at risk; 2) Your wages don’t grow as fast; 3) Our economy grows more slowly; 4) Foreign countries have nationalistic trade strategies; 5) A “strong” dollar hurts you and your family. Bottom line: Countries like China, South Korea and Germany benefit from weak currencies when selling goods in the U.S. [more...]


A Quick Guide to the D.C. Swamp

With the FISA memo, the Schiff memo, and all the finger-pointing, what’s going on in the D.C. swamp now? Are the Democrats trying to protect Clinton’s potentially criminal activity? Are they trying to protect Obama and the politicization of his administration? Are the Democrats trying to protect the Obama FBI, the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ), the Obama State Department, and the Obama IRS? Are the DOJ and FBI trying to protect themselves from their potentially illegal efforts to exonerate Clinton and to cause trouble for presidential candidate and then, president-elect Trump? [more...]


The Clinton Dossier - Exposing the Collusion Between the DOJ and the Clintons

There were many damning revelations in the Nunes memo released by a House Intelligence Committee vote. But the most damning of them all doesn’t raise questions about process, but about motive. The memo told us that the FISA application would not have happened without the Steele dossier. The document known as the “Steele dossier” was a work product of the Clinton campaign. Not only was Christopher Steele, the former British intel agent who purportedly produced the document, working for an organization hired by the Clinton campaign, but he shared a memo with the FBI from Cody Shearer, a Clinton operative, listing some of the same allegations as the ones in his dossier. That memo has raised questions about whether Steele had been doing original research or just dressing up a smear by Shearer. [more...]


The Dems’ 19th Nervous Breakdown

Staggered by Donald Trump’s unthinkable victory in the presidential election, Democrats have continued to be pummeled by the Trump’s tax reform, the supercharged economy, his withering tweet-scorn for them and their media flunkies, their own failed government shut-down, and a rousing State of the Union address that raised his poll numbers and made the Democrat Congressmen in the audience look like pouting prom wallflowers. And now comes the “Memo,” the House Intelligence Committee’s exposure of the slow-motion coup engineered by partisan FBI and DOJ functionaries, and other deep-state members of the “resistance.” Now it’s up to “We the People” to demand accountability from these abusers of the public trust and violators of the Constitution. [more...]


The Memo - Scud or Dud?

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we analyze the fall-out from the Nunes memo: what does it mean for the Trump-Russia investigation? What is next: Does Trump fire Mueller before he's forced to answer questions under oath? Is this what The Memo is really all about - to give Trump "cover"? What of the role of the Fox News Channel? Has it become the Trump News Channel? What about the Republican Party? Has it morphed into the Trump Party? Where is all of this headed? [more...]

Monday, February 5, 2018

2-6-18 Great Guests for Your Show


1. Ryan Olson: The Challenge of Forming Students into Skilled, Responsible Citizens
2. Lowell Ponte: The Progressive Future - Money for Nothing
3. James Hirsen: Remembering Dennis Edwards of The Temptations
4. Tudor Dixon: Teaching Our Children about American Exceptionalism and Freedom
5. Kerry Lutz: Schumer/Pelosi - The Bitter, Ugly Faces of Defeat
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The Fall of Wells Fargo


The Challenge of Forming Students into Skilled, Responsible Citizens
By Ryan Olson, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia

Kids today can be demanding, defiant, mouthy, disrespectful, and fiercely independent. “At no time,” lamented school principal Hilderbrand Pelzer III in The Philadelphia Citizen, “has educational work been so difficult for teachers,” because they must spend their time dealing with “challenging student behavior.” But think of your own childhood. Were you a model of saintliness? Teachers have a nearly impossible job because humans aren’t born acting like angels. We’re “crooked timber,” the philosopher Immanuel Kant said. All of us require efforts to shape our “crookedness” - to find meaning and purpose, especially if traumatized. [more...]


The Progressive Future - Money for Nothing

In 2012 the City of Stockton in California’s Central Valley declared bankruptcy. Now, six years later, it is about to become the first American city to experiment with “universal basic income,” simply giving people money for nothing, no questions asked. This is the next great liberal utopian scheme: give everybody a guaranteed income from the government whether they need it or not, as Craig R. Smith and I document in our book Money, Morality & The Machine. While President Trump is trying to make jobs easier to get, the Left aims to make working unnecessary. When families become hooked on free lifelong income of, say, $1,300 every month, Progressives believe a majority will vote for Democrats forever to keep the free cash coming. [more...]


Remembering Dennis Edwards of The Temptations

Last week the world quietly lost an icon of the music world. I had the privilege of touring with Dennis Edwards in the 1970s, when he sang with the legendary Motown group, the Temptations. I also worked with him in the studio and heard his performances up close and personal, accompanying him as part of the band. He was simply the best singer I have ever heard. The heart of a true artist holds within it the capacity to transport a receptive soul. That was Dennis Edwards, my singing influence, my brother in spirit, my friend. [more...]


Teaching Our Children about American Exceptionalism and Freedom
By Tudor Dixon, CEO of Lumen Student News providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students

Unlike CNN and other mainstream media, we believe America is an exceptional country, and we’re not afraid to show it. While politicians like Bernie Sanders want to turn America into a socialist Scandinavian country where everything is “free,” the sky is always blue and the grass is always green, we’ll emphasize that it was free enterprise and less government regulation that drove the engine to create new medicines and procedures to make us healthier, or that profit motive was what led Apple to create the iPhone or Uber to challenge the heavily regulated and unionized taxi industry. Lumen Student News is delivering 10 minutes of news to middle and high schoolers every weekday, year-round. [more...]


Schumer/Pelosi - The Bitter, Ugly Faces of Defeat

Watching the [Deep] State of the Union Address, one could not help but be shocked at the petulant vituperative Democrat Congressional delegation’s demeanor. The angry scowls, the refusal to respect, to applaud or stand up for the improving employment picture - both minority and female, economic expansion and the hope for a better tomorrow. These positive uplifting themes were met with icy silence and a refusal to acknowledge... that is, with the exception of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who looked like a puppy unsure of which master to follow. [more...]


The Fall of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo stock is down 9% following the announcement that the Fed was penalizing the financial institution. The central bank cited “widespread consumer abuses” after it was made public that Wells Fargo created millions of fake customer accounts. And the Fed is coming down hard, putting a limit on Wells Fargo’s entire assets, the first time it has done this in history. This means that Wells Fargo will not be allowed to expand until the Federal Reserve sees fit. Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in the U.S., managing $2 trillion in assets, second only to JPMorgan Chase. Wells Fargo is now facing the toughest penalty issued by the Fed. [more...]